Dytan (Oral)

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Is Dytan the same as Benadryl (Diphenhydramine)?

  Are Benadryl and Dytan the same (Diphenhydramine)?
by a j mueller in Jackson, TN, 09/18/2006

Is Dytan the same as Benadryl (Diphenhydramine)?

  Are Benadryl and Dytan the same (Diphenhydramine)?
by a j mueller in Jackson, TN, 09/18/2006


i read dytan was also use to control spasm,and some other muscualr functions to minimize tremors or shakes in addtion to respitory problems cause by cold or allergy, is this true? need to know long term affects if one continues to use medicine long af...
by gilbert gonzalez in texas, 01/08/2007

High blood pressure

Has Dytan been found to raise blood pressure in hypertensive patients? I have hypertension and am trying to eliminate anything which might be counter productive since my Benicar 40 mg is not keeping the blood pressure in normal range. Thank you for yo...
by Sarah in Charleston, SC, 02/14/2006

Dytan (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Dytan (Oral)

Dytan (Oral) Medication Classification


Dytan (Oral) Brandname

Benadryl, Benadryl Allergy, Serabrina LA France, Quenalin, Siladryl DAS, Siladryl Allergy, Allermax, Scot-Tussin Allergy Relief Formula, Dytuss, Silphen, Benylin Decongestant Cough, Truxadryl, Diphenhydramine HCl, Diphenyl Elixir, Altaryl

Dytan (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Diphenhydramine (dye-fen-HYE-dra-meen) Treats hay fever and other types of allergies. May be used as a nighttime sleep aid. Belongs to a class of drugs called antihistamines.

When To Not Use Dytan (Oral)

You should not use this medicine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to diphenhydramine or any other antihistamines. This medicine should not be given to newborn infants or women who are breastfeeding.

How Should You Use Dytan (Oral)

Capsule, Tablet, Liquid, Liquid Filled Capsule, Chewable Tablet

  • Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to take and how often.
  • You may take your medicine with food to avoid stomach upset.
  • Measure the oral liquid medicine with a marked measuring spoon, oral syringe, or medicine cup.
  • The chewable tablet must be chewed completely before you swallow it.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • Take your medicine as soon as you remember that you have missed your dose.
  • If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • Do not take two doses at one time.

Proper Dytan (Oral) Storage

Store Dytan (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Dytan (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Dytan (Oral)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Avoid taking this medicine with other antihistamines or with monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) medicines such as Marplan®, Nardil®, or Parnate®.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine.
  • Avoid taking sleeping pills, tranquilizers, sedatives, narcotic-type pain killers, or antidepressants while you are taking diphenhydramine.

Dytan (Oral) Warnings

  • Talk to your doctor before taking this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have glaucoma, an enlarged prostate, or trouble urinating.
  • Diphenhydramine may make you drowsy or dizzy. Be careful when driving or operating machinery.

Dytan (Oral) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Trouble breathing or shortness of breath
  • Hallucinations or nightmares
  • Severe drowsiness
  • Severe skin rash, itching, or hives
  • Pain when urinating or change in how much or how often you urinate
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Nervousness
  • Drowsiness
  • Clumsiness
  • Dry mouth or throat
  • Thickening of mucus
  • Upset stomach

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